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Illustrator CS2: Level 1
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2 Day Course - $795

Adobe Illustrator is a sophisticated graphics program capable of creating complex and attractive illustrations and type effects. You might need to create logos, advertisements and other illustrations in Illustrator. If you have little or no experience with Illustrator, it can be overwhelming to start creating complex illustrations. In this course, you'll start by drawing and manipulating simple shapes to create logos. You'll also combine text and graphics to create advertisements.

Graphic professionals who need an essential understanding of vector
illustrations. Experienced users will also benefi t from the many
tips and tricks and special exercises.

Course Outline  
Lesson 1
  • Getting to Know the Work Area
  • Viewing Artwork
  • Working with the Palettes
  • Using and Saving Workspaces
  • Using Illustrator Help
  • Using Adobe Online Services
Lesson 2
  • Using the Selection Tools
  • Grouping Items
  • Applying Selection Techniques
  • Advanced Selection Techniques
  • Creating Basic Shapes
Lesson 3
  • Transforming Objects
  • Scaling and Rotating Objects
  • Changing Perspective
  • Using the Free Transform Tool
  • Making Multiple Transformations
  • Importing Data and Batch Processing
Lesson 4
  • Drawing with the Pen Tool
  • Creating Straight Lines and Curved Paths
  • Curves and Corner Anchor Points
  • Editing and Smoothing Curves
  • Painting the Artwork
Lesson 5
  • Using Live Trace
  • Applying Live Paint
  • Editing Colors and Color Fundamentals
  • Building Custom Colors
  • Painting with Patterns and Gradients
  • Creating and Using Patterns
  • Using Brushes
  • Saving a Graphic Style
Lesson 6
  • Working with Type
  • Importing Text Files
  • Understanding and Working with Text Flow
  • Font, Color, and Text Attributes
  • Saving and Using Styles
  • Wrapping and Reshaping Text
  • Creating Text on Paths and Shapes
Lesson 7
  • Working with Layers
  • Creating Layers
  • Moving Objects and Layers
  • Locking, Viewing, and Pasting Layers
  • Creating Clipping Masks
  • Merging Layers
  • Applying Appearance Attributes to Layers
Lesson 8
  • Blending Shapes and Colors
  • Creating a Gradient Fill
  • Adjusting a Gradient Fill
  • Adding Colors to a Gradient
  • Creating Smooth-Color Blends
  • Blending Intermediate Steps
  • Combining Blends with Gradients
Lesson 9
  • Working with Symbols
  • Creating a Symbol
  • Applying a Symbol Instance
  • Using the Symbol Tools
  • Editing Symbols
  • Updating a Symbol
  • Mapping a Symbol to 3D Artwork
Lesson 10
  • Printing Artwork Overview
  • About Printing Devices
  • Halftone Screens
  • Screen Frequency
  • RGB and CMYK Color Models
  • Spot Colors
  • Color Management
Lesson 11
  • Working with Adobe Bridge and Version Cue
  • Using Adobe Bridge
  • Navigating and Viewing Files
  • Working with Version Cue
  • Creating a New Project and Adding Files
  • Working with File Versions
  • Organizing and Locating Files
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